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point of a to make here, this is done talk about credit bet. not as much now. i have not met for several years while i was i in the form office any responsible person from anti civilian leadership who would be seeking to go to afghanistan or who would be considering the taliban as an asset for the future. i am not going to go into details of these as far as the taliban as concerned. there is no question of popular returning to get in why i did enter the mid 1990's. there are reasons for this. there are to be details. i was the before the moment. there is one thing it. pakistan cannot treat them. this is a point which i think was the demographics and the history and a culture. we will appreciate as much as any pakistan would -- it will remain part of the afghan landscape. here there was a disconnect between the of kasten a position right after 9/11. i think he has made a remark that it their position is not -- it was not helpful. even at that time, pakistan has argued that reconcilable pakistan should be brought into the floor of the process. that is passed. and this brown there has been
" --dúgary shapiro has a black bet in tae kwon do. you have a book out "ninja innovation." explain this title. >> that is my approach to life. i taught to my employees about it. you figure out how to get over and around it. econ invisible. -- become invisible. do not go to your boss and say, i have hit a wall. you have to be clever. to get a black belt, you need to be disciplined, be focused, and know where you are going. ninja is actually japanese. ninja is from hundreds of years ago. they always had to fight strength, but they were clever. they thought outside of the box. i've been in this industry for 30 years. i have met many ceos from all over the world. i have something in common with all of them -- they are ninjas. they think outside the box. they think, why not? they recognize that failure is a good thing because you can learn from it. i think there is another book out that if you have never been criticize, if you have never done your job, you have never pushed the boundaries. america is about risk taking. my first book was about what washington should do. this book is abou
as they prepare for this tomorrow? >> they are probably trying to wrest up. i bet there will be two run throughs of the address, very few changes, at this point. >> was a necessary for him to come back to the white house and do over the oath of office? >> it was semantics to say that he was the newly inaugurated. >> press secretary robert gibbs said in the abundance of caution, no question that he had taken the oath, as constituted by the concept -- constitution. >> as piquancy, what happened during the presidency, everything from his birth, whether or not he was a socialist, everything was in question. i think the caution was well taken, to make sure nobody could ever challenge whether he was really president. >> we have very little insight into what the president will say tomorrow. what does that tell you? anything? >> not really. we will get dribbles of it later today, but they all these things pretty close until the end, to save some of the dramatic effect. >> there is this what we are looking at from the north portico entrance to the viewing stand. >> that is for the first family, president
for this moment and tomorrow? >> probably try to rest up. i will bet there are two run- throughs of the inaugural address today. but a very few changes at this point. >> was it necessary to come back to the white house and the liberty of office a second time, the day after he was sworn in? >> no. i do not think so. i think it was pedantic to suggest that he was not do we inaugurated. >> but they did so. you remember the statement, and the abundance of caution, to make sure there is no caution -- there is no question that he took the oath of those 35 words. >> as you can see from what happened during his presidency, from his birth to whether or not he is a socialist -- everything has been questioned. i think the caution was well taken to make sure that no one could ever challenge that he was really the president. host: we have had very little insight into what the present will be saying tomorrow. what does that tell you? anything? guest: not really. i think we would get the dribbles of that later today. they hold these things pretty close till the end to save some of the dramatic affect. >> this g
. against that backdrop, few would have bet on us, few would have bet on new jersey leading the way to restore people's belief that government could accomplish things for them. but here we are, three years later, and look at all of those things some called impossible in this town that we have made a reality -- a real 2% property tax cap, interest arbitration reform, pension and health benefit reform, teacher tenure reform, higher education restructuring resulting in rutgers now being in the top 25 in research dollars and the newest member of the big 10, $1.3 billion in new capital investment in all our universities for the first time in 25 years, a ground-breaking teacher contract in newark that finally acknowledges merit pay, three years ago, a national reputation for corruption and division and waste, today, a national model for reform and bipartisanship and leadership. let's review this new reality specifically, to remind our constituents and ourselves how far we have come and to resolve to never return to the old, dark days of our past in trenton. four years, four balanced budge
each other. against that backdrop, few would have bet on us, few would have bet on new jersey leading the way to restore people's belief that government could accomplish things for them. but here we are, three years later, and look at all of those things some called impossible in this town that we have made a reality -- a real 2% property tax cap, interest arbitration reform, pension and health benefit reform, teacher tenure reform, higher education restructuring resulting in rutgers now being in the top 25 in research dollars and the newest member of the big 10, $1.3 billion in new capital investment in all our universities for the first time in 25 years, a ground-breaking teacher contract in newark that finally acknowledges merit pay, three years ago, a national reputation for corruption and division and waste, today, a national model for leadership. that is today's new jersey. [applause] [applause] let's review this new reality specifically, to remind our constituents and ourselves how far we have come and to resolve to never return to the old, dark days of our past in trenton. fou
on this and then it could make a determination as to whether there is that risk. justice sotomayor: oh, i bet that if we rule in your favor, we will. ms. saharsky: i'm not sure that that's true. the reason that a few states have considered having police officers get trained in this way is basically out of necessity. it is just in rural jurisdictions it's too far to get to the nearest hospital. but it's fair to say that police officers do not want to be in this business of taking blood. it diverts them from their other activities. you know, it's an extensive training process. so i -- i'm not sure that that's true, but it's not something the court has to decide justice sotomayor: do you want to be in those rural places and be stopped without an independent magistrate approving a field officer taking blood from you? ms. saharsky: well, what i'm saying is that there are only a few states that are doing it now, and i think it is -- it should be -- the court should wait until it actually has a record to make that determination. but -- you know, there has been training along those lines. that's something, for
" continues. host: by next guest work -- wrote this book, "bet the farm." let me start by using your subtitle. how did food stop being food? guest: so much of the focus an emphasis on the food problem and the hundred problem has been on the industrialization of the food system. what we have seen again and again is the fact that large businesses are taking over the food stream. this was the first wave food stopped being food. food became part of their spread sheet. became part of their profit and loss statement. i started thinking, how else has to stop being food? is stopping food and became a legal construct in terms of genetic modification. it stopped being food and became a marketing tool in terms of sustainability. it stopped being food and became a political tool that the united nations. and finally and most dangerously, who has become one of the most -- i should say, newest financial derivatives. wall street has started to use food as a financial plaything. this has been a dire circumstance for food, the ultimate way to have stopped being food. host: to take a quote from your book, you s
of the mobile devices and i bet everyone in this room has a mobile device and if i went to grab it from you, you would think i was stealing the most important thing that you have. i'm not going to do it. they act in ways that really make a lot of sense. if we take one of those areas that we mentioned, milwaukee, and the example you gave was in some of the less democracy parts of the world where democracy is in short supply and technology can provide a check and balance and a product for accountability, what about the mature democracies. we just had an election in this country. did that teach any lessons, were there any technology lessons to be drawn from this year's election? >> it's always hard to reason from one event. the winners get to write history and the losers sort of think about the next election. there is no connection that the obama campaign, because i was part of it, had a technology that helped elect the president. it was cloud computing, servers and targeted programs and get out the vote. so that is to say this is to governments are going to change, too. on the one hand, the govern
to get to the hospital. there are so many examples. i bet you, everyone in this room has a mobile device on you come and if i take it from you, you would think i was taking the most important device that you had. over and over again, we see that if you empower people with information, they act in a lot of ways that make sense. >> one of the examples you gave us was the it less democratic parts of the world where democracy is in short supply and technology can provide a check and balance for accountability. what about mature democracies? we just had an election in this country. did that teach any lessons? were there any technology lessons to be drawn from this year's election? >> it is always hard to reason. the winners get to write history. the losers think about the next election. there is no question the obama campaign had a technology strategy that helped elect the president. there were targeted programs to get out the vote. to me, the way to say this is governments are going to change, too, because governments spend an awful lot of time delivering service, and now we can measure them
-- the group he oversaw invested in a hedge fund that bet on the housing market to collapse. governmentwe expect a with hank pauls ouon out of goldman sachs -- how can we get the average person a fair shake? >> that is an example -- a lot of them took short positions and derivatives with speculative debt on how mortgages perform. they would make a profit -- and other hedge funds opposed the market and they wanted the housing market to go bad. they would make money if it happened. in one, the volker rule will prevent that kind of activity. >> why has it taken two years? >> i don't know. the pace of regulatory reform is not that good. >> why do you think that happened? >> it is -- dodd frank led it to authorities to get it done and they are responsible for some of the problems. the lobbying against the regulatory process has been severe and intense. it is not getting better. >> how can they stand up to the lobbyists? >> there is what some people call cognitive capture -- to look at the world through the industry they regulate and they are too worried about those -- you should always listen
of arizona you have a very large elderly population. so is medicare on the table for you? >> you bet. i've said from the very beginning and every campaign event i've been to and every forum i've been to that we've got to change the structure to make it sustainable in the long-term. i support the ryan plan. i support premium support, for example. we've got to raise the retirement age. we've got to, with social security, do the change c.p.i. there are a lot of things we need to do and it's not going to be just one or another. it's probably all of them. >> and so for you, jeff flake, who should do -- who should be doing the negotiating, do you think? because in this last round we just saw that it was vice president joe biden and your leader over there in the senate, mitch mcconnell. guest: right, i hope that it's regular order. that's one thing that we've seen in the 113th or 112th congress that has not been good. we've moved away from regular order. we haven't done appropriation bills one by one in the house. we certainly tried. but with the senate not one appropriation bill went through.
on the economy. here is what he had to say. would bet daebt imprudent to dismiss that that can act as a drag on economic recovery. borrowers are seeing high rate s. without a refinance option, they struggle to reduce the payments, even though they have hills and solid credit history. -- bills and solid credit history. take the housing market during her time homebuyers are in demand. data shows that adults are living at home with parents. in addition to home ownership, data revealed low contribution rates to employer retirement lands among young graduates. -- retirement plans among young graduates. agencies have taken steps to increase liquidity and the functioning of the credit market in recent years. the current conditions and the student loan market might have a long-term impact on the economic vitality of many borrowers today. many are unable to secure credit accommodations to manage their obligation. given the potential impact of student debt on the broad economy, the situation demonstrates the need for attention. host: josh mitchell of the wall street journal, are they empowered in any
because of external events in 9/11. maybe he bet on the wrong horse. and my incorrect in thinking we are talking mexican issues. it is not anything like a central player. in terms of changes, i think the role of the u.s. is by this thing very cautious about interfering in domestic debates. i think this would be the main reform in mexico. there bring together all the systems. i would say that mexico is better by the u.s. being very cautious in making that public opinion. i would say the usa/mexico relationship will be changed. i will say the lack of transformation in mexico makes it a very relevant partner for the u.s. we will again be the 1990's partner for the u.s. i think that the u.s. does not have an important role to play in the coming months in terms of what will happen in moscow domestically. -- in mexico domestically. >> we will start over here. we have two in front over here. >> thank you. i from the college. i am also his probation officer. i'm here in a dual capacity. we are seeing a concentration of power that will have full control. ssp has been dissolved. what does this
in the senate been betting against it. democrats may not be able to lose that much to get it passed. i have spoke to some that are looking for a reason not to vote for this. we cannot set the stage for further destabilization hostage- taking from ours in the form of another debt ceiling crisis. but he was doing that ahead of last night's vote. this was another thing he was going to do. he didn't win it. you have done the revenue and change the estate tax. that is done. you are going into the negotiations without many avenues. there will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. sherrod brown said they were going with it. whitehouse said the same thing earlier. obama said they want an end to the high jinks. host: what is your take on president obama's role in negotiating so far? guest: i think he has a strong impulse to reach a deal. his priorities to reaching a deal is surpassing his desire to stand up for progressive principles. to protect parts of the government from harmful cuts that would hurt a lot of regular americans. host: republicans saw his news conference as unusual. john mccain said he
the years and i'm betting that john brennan has, too, that too much of our intelligence is tactical, focused on who is coming over the next hill, on the battlefield. we surged -- most of our intel assets into afghanistan and iraq over recent years, or about how those wars would come out, and it is a good idea to restore some of our focus on other parts of the world, including asia. i hope our rebalance -- i am speaking as a former policy maker and someone who has a policy institution -- i would hope this rebalance toward asia will not focus on how we make relationships with china and others more difficult. i hope it focuses on how we join with the region to create a larger trading relationship with the united states, and to understand better ways in which we can become closer friends with china and friends with the region. i think that will be in everybody's interests, and to the extent the cia gives us information about leadership changes -- there have been leadership changes in japan, china, and south korea in the last six months -- and better information about other trends, then our polic
it and that's the problem. i will make you a bed right now 3 -- i will make you a bet right now -- -- when president obama leaves the office four years from now, his prosecutions will not be much different than they are now. if they did 20 per month, they would do 20,000. let's see if we get there. >> chief johnson, you have talked very persuasively on the need for better background checks. do you believe those background check should be applied to ammunition purchases as well as firearms purchases? >> our organization supports background checks on ammunition sales. >> iq. -- thank you. captain kelly, i'm just about out of time but i want to ask you, if i may, if you support better background checks as an advocate of the second amendment? i join you in believing that americans have a strong and robust right to possess firearms. it is below of the land. -- it is dull lot of the lab. the law of the land. do you believe that better background checks on firearm purchases would help make both arizona and our nation safer? >> absolutely, senator. while we were having this hearing, we don't know
, they will not have a good negotiating partner. i would bet that they not go forward with that. if they are convinced -- those who want to use the debt ceiling as a tool to bring change that they want, if they realize for sure that they are not going to have a negotiating partner, they will have to find another route to bring their change. the only way they get leverage is when they think we might negotiate on this issue. it was very sad that in 2011 when that happened, and i think there's a strong consensus not to repeat what i would call -- what most of us would regard as a mistake. ok, thank you, everybody. >> next, live your calls and comments on the washington journal. a forum on efforts to combat human trafficking around the world. >> the big discussion that i remember was, what is richard nixon going to do? >> and remember saying, this was like a time bomb. it is a disaster for all of us. >> he said, john dean has just wrote me a list of 50 names of people and wants a full field investigation. that is a very unpleasant thing to have happen to you. >> the chief of staff called me. i cannot reme
rafting in the nation. i bet you did not even know that. this year, we are going to sponsor a national white water rafting competition. we are going for this competition. officials, they must be an evenly divided. rafters must the government employees for at least six months and they must have been hired before today. all rafters must paddle, no freeloaders. this is not government. [laughter] identical rafts and identical equipment will be divided amongst the team. there will be a number of challenges. the first challenge will be the executive to the assembly challenge. the assembly speaker, avid outdoorsman, a mountaineer, will be the captain of the assembly raft, if he so chooses. the next challenge will be the senate challenge with the co- leaders. [laughter] you have to paddle the same way, guys. [applause] the new york city challenge, we have the ss bloomberg. mayor bloomberg always looks good in what he is doing. [laughter] i will have my own team. i will have an identical raft that is identical in all ways except the state police that because i respond to so many emergencies. no
. the betting odds are they will not stand up to the challenge to the same court that through out its previous rules. reclassification is another option. i would not be surprised if they were struck down but regardless, i think the chairman what he chooses to do and if he leaves and who the president chooses to appoint would define the president's legacy. >> i think reclassification would be a huge political fight. the issue is whether that neutrality is a small issue compared to the power of the f.c.c. -- if the f.c.c. reclassifies what they consider the internet they would have the power to regulate it that the way old telephone companies were. the f.c.c. wouldville more power and lawmakers would freak out if they tried to do that. they saw the docket open they have not closed it and the democrats usually say something like, we are still considering it and we have not made a decision and the republicans would like to make a decision not reclals fie it. >> i agree with that assessment. yes, republicans in particular would go ballistic if they did that but if they feel that is their best optio
it like a sexy place to work, an interesting place to work. i bet it would in it a huge positive to getting quality people into the c.i.a. despite her -- all of her personal problems. and i think -- somebody should ask the c.i.a., what's happened in the last six months in recruiting? >> they been very cooperate i. >> it would be hard for any government agency to put their neck on the line and say, yeah, aisle going to support a bipolar agent sleeping with an islamic radical. >> in some ways, it highlights those things more when you look at it in terms of one person. through the whole journey of "drost frost-nixon," with david frost, with his relationship with david frost with it, it was a play on broadway, then in london, then a movie. the first preview in a theater in london, the entire back row were all of frost's lawyers. the third preview david himself was there. having sort of been given the all-clear or at least told you should go and see it yourself. and he was very sort of shaken by it to begin with. i think for a man who is incredibly generous and very warm and very posi
, will not have a good negotiating partner. i would bet that they not go forward with that. if they are convinced -- those who want to use the debt ceiling as a tool to bring change that they want, if they realize for sure that they are not on to have a negotiating partner, they will have to find another route to bring their change. the only way they get leverage is when they think we might negotiate on this issues. it is very sad 2011 when that happened, and i think there's a strong consensus not to repeat what i would call, what most of us would regard, as a mistake. ok, thank you, everybody. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the senate earlier approved the first segment of sandy aid. the second part of the package will be considered by the senate when they return from their break. we will bring you live coverage of the senate and house on the c-span that marks. we have complete coverage of the hurricane sandy a debate available on the c-span video library. there are briefings, statements, and debate all available
of the capital, including the bets ross flag. 600,000 people are expected to be there for the inauguration. the president's public swearing in tomorrow, some of the handrails are already set out for people who have tickets to the event. we will have live coverage of the inauguration. coverage will start at 7:00 a.m. eastern time, including the swearing in at noon.
million to paul, they bet that it couldn't be done. he went out and did that because of his curiosity and if it worked he would be the father of commercial space. right? now would you have thought that that $20 million or so that he spent, well, it is pocket change if you're worth $26 billion, right? but you know he got almost half his money back with xprise and then richard branson paid him another couple million to put virgin on it for the two xprise flight sose got half his money back right away and he's been licensing the technology of the re-entry and he's still returning money back on it and it will be a profitable program for him. that's weird. can you imagine nasa doing space research and it's profitable and returns? no, no, you can't mantle that. [laughter] you guys are from florida. i know you can't imagine. that i put this in because i think our test pilots are handsome. the one who i made an astronaut twice, mike melville, the balding one there, is two to three years older than he's allowed to fly an airliner. but he's a very good pilot. the white knights is a special laun
into an opposition that would be enough to scuttle his nomination. the white house is betting that it will not. they are prepared to put political capital behind this nomination. usually when they do that, they can get their nomination for the process and we will wait to see if that is enough. host: we heard from senator john mccain. what did he have to say? guest: he is being cautious. he is concerned with some of the things that chuck hagel has said and done, especially regarding the israeli-iraq issues but he is not committing to opposing the nomination. john mccain had previously said that chuck hagel is a close personal friend, they are both vietnam veterans and served together in the senate and they do know each other and there is a level of camaraderie and respect. i don't think john mccain and knows what he will do. i think the hearings for chuck hagel and the vetting process in congress and the media will have a big impact on the final results. host: we are asking our viewers this morning to tell us what they think are the foreign policy challenges in 2013. if chuck hagel were to get
would bet that they would not go forward with that. if they are convinced that those who want to use the debt ceiling as a tool to bring change that they want, if they realize for sure that they're not going to have a negotiating partner, they'll have to find another route to bring the change they want and they won't risk the full faith and credit of the united states. the only way they get leverage is when they think we might negotiate on those issues, is a very sad moment in 2011 when that happened and i think there's a strong consensus at both ends of pennsylvania avenue among democrats, not to repeat what i would call i think what most of us would regard as a mistake. ok, thank you, everybody. captioning institute] cable satellite corp. 2013] >> tomorrow on "washington journal" justin hyde a senior edit looks at the strength of car sales in the u.s. taxpayers for common sense talks about congressional action about emergency assistance for victims of hurricane sandy. and author of "bet the farm" how food stopped being food and discusses food prices rising around the world. >> next
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this position. would bet think that a very productive use of our time. >> does the department have any figures for the number of u.k. exports being restricted by this decision? >> there were 37 standard that is -- standard licenses revoked which covered components, but their aircraft, the naval vessels, software from military to medications, equipment. the amounts were very small. less than 2 million pounds in the last year. other ministers regularly agreed. given the change and the position adopted in the 1990's not to have any exports, that was not out of date. that the amounts involved were very small. >> the defense minister almost immediately following, those given circumstances were in that war, british ships were sunk with french missiles. i find extraordinary the bridge government is not willing we do the british government is not willing to try and persuade other parts of argentina to adopt more restrictive policy, now being followed rightly by the british government. we should not be willing to resort yourself in that way, i find that interesting to request we are in a different situ
, you can bet that i have very serious concerns about the press being shut out. of course i oppose the disclosure of properly classified government information, but i think we have to make sure that legislative efforts to protect or prevent classified leaks don't ink fringe upon our fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of the press. and there i might say to the administration as i have said to past administrations, don't overclassify things. don't put a classification on everything that you do, including those things where you want to cover your mistakes. this is an open and free country. let's keep it that way. so i'll keep pushing to update our privacy laws, to address emerging technology and the internet, including the electronic communications privacy act. we have to re-authorize satellite, tv licenses. we have to make most accessible for those with visual disabilities. we have to create incentives for innovation. and like chief justice roberts, i believe the extraordinary high number of extended judicial vacancies has to end. we'll continue to work to do that, but those
of color. guest: you bet we are. we have so much to do on this fund, both women and men in the senate. we have supported the first asian american woman in the senate. she will be a great addition to the senate. we have had more success in the senate's. newcomers been from ohio -- a new congresswoman from ohio. we have supported a number of women in california and new mexico. our work is far from done. we are looking to expand our training program in all communities. ans isn't just about having equal number of women and men. it is also about bringing people of color to the table. host: on our republican line. caller: i have a comment. the problem we have -- people either ignore or do not want to recognize -- anytime we have a minority or a woman who is put into office and put into congress, if they are republican, they are always demonized. in the case of minorities, black americans. they are not accepted. i do not understand why we cannot see it is not ethical for this country to stand by and watch one party demonize and the other accused them of not having minorities or blacks in congres
will ask if the united states of america is in fact a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone who borrowed money. every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with the business -- every student with the student loan. it would be a self-inflected wounds on the economy. it would slow down our growth. it might put us into a recession, and ironically, would probably increase the deficit. to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it is absurd. as the speaker said two years ago, it would be, and i am quoting the speaker, it would be a financial disaster not only for us, but the worldwide economy. so we have to pay our bills. republicans in congress can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of americ
believe mcgovern lost. everyone i knew voted for him. i bet there are people on our side that cannot believe obama won because everyone they know voted against him. the point is, we have different perspectives on this. the reason i will oppose the legislation, chief johnston, is because i respect what your do as a lot -- what you do as a law-enforcement officer. has your budget been cut? >> yes. >> will it be cut in the future? >> i am optimistic that it is not. >> because of the fiscal state of affairs we have, there will be less police officers, not more, over the next decade. response time will be less, not -- will be more, not less. so, sokelly, i really do want to get guns out of the hands of the wrong people. i honest to god believe that if we arbitrarily say nobody in this country can own a 10-round magazine in the future, there could be a situation where a mother runs out of bullets because of something we do here. i cannot prevent every bad outcome, but i do know and believe in the bottom of my heart that i am not an unreasonable person by saying that in some circumstances t
will ask if the united states of america is, in fact, a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money -- every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with a college loan, every small business owner who wants to grow and hire. it would be a self-inflicted wound on the economy. it would slow down our growth, might tip us into recession, and ironically, would probably increase our deficit. so to even entertain the idea of this happening -- of the united states of america not paying its bills -- is irresponsible. it's absurd. as the speaker said two years ago, it would be -- and i'm quoting speaker boehner now -- "a financial disaster, not only for us, but for the worldwide economy." so we've got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here: they can act responsibly, and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly, and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be
their paychecks, investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone who borrows money. every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with a college loan, every small business owner who wants to grow. host: your reaction? guest: first, thanks for having me on the show, greta. i have owned the business over 20 years as an entrepreneur, have been looking at budgets for over 30 years. even now, as a businessman who has had a season of public- service, i have 150 employees in virginia. so this is not theoretical to me. the implications of reaching the debt limit. we have a serious economic problem with respect to spending and revenues as well. it really threatens the foundation of our republic. when the president says that we cannot negotiate that at all, i don't think that is the right position. i know over the course of this next however minutes we have, we will talk about spending reductions that have to happen. i've made the case that revenues have to come up a bit. i have not seen the president have a
is in fact a safe bet. markets could go haywire, interest rates will spike for everybody who borrows money, every homeowner with a warm ridge, every student with a student loan, every business that wants to hire. host: your reaction? guest: thank you for having me. even now as a businessman who is in public service, i have 160 employees in northern virginia. this is not theoretical to me. we have a serious economic problem with spending and revenues. it threatens the foundations of our republic. and when the president says we cannot negotiate that, that is not the right position, and i know however many minutes we have here, we will talk about spending reductions that have got to happen. revenues must come up a bit. the president said -- i have not seen the balanced approach he is talking about. i sought this office because we are at risk because of our fiscal trajectory. it really threatens every american, whether they are republican, democrat, independent, and i ran on a platform of we have a spending problem not a revenue problem. if you had me on the show back then, i would have said t
to channel our assistance to bet meet the needs of the syrian people. she took the opportunity to reiterate her inveigh decision -- invination for the leadership to meet in washington in the near future. >> followup on michelle's, the loan to the syrian government, the iranian loan, is that indication that they are rapidly running out of resources to sustain itself? >> it is certainly our analysis that they are rapidly running through the reserve of the government to fuel their brutal campaign against their own people and you know, this is just further effort to stay in power so they are reaching out to the few friends they have left, iran being the main supporter, for cash now, and it's clear what's going on financially there. >> have you had a chance to look more clearly at what happened at the university and who is responsible for the attack on the anniversary? >> i'm not sure which particular incident you're talking about. >> there was an attack yesterday on the university where apparently dozens were killed. >> were you not here at the top when i read out our statement condemning that
for you? guest: you bet. i have said at every campaign event that we have to change the structure to make it sustainable in the long term. i support the ryan plan. we have to raise the retirement age. with social security, we have to do the chain cpi. there are a lot of things we have to do. host: for you, who should be doing the negotiating? saw it was vice president joe biden and mitch mcconnell. guest: i hope it is -- we have moved away from regular order. with the senate, not one appropriations bill went through. my preference is to go through regular order. at is the best route. host: what about filibuster reform? that could be a vote that happens maybe in february. you wouldn't need 60 votes to just consider a vote. allow the legislation to come to the floor. how would you vote on that? guest: i hope we do not change rules that have served well over 200 years. the majority doesn't have its will. if you have a one person majority in the house, you can pretty much control will goes on. that is not the case in the senate. we need a change in behavior. we cannot take away the opportunit
is to provide intelligence on these parts of the world and not to make policy. i'm betting that too much of our intelligence is tackle. it is focused on who is coming over the next hill in the battlefield. most of our intel assets into afghanistan and iraq. it is a good idea to restore some of our focus in other parts of the world, including asia. as a former policy maker, i would hope this rebalance toward asia will not focus on how we make relationships with china and others more difficult. i would hope it would help to join in the region to create a larger trading relationship and to better understand ways in which we can become close friends with china. i think that will be in everybody's interest and gives us information about leadership changes. better information about other trends will be better and more congruent. host: we have about 10 minutes left with jane harman. now the director of the wilson center. linda from new york is next. caller: good morning. i have a three-part question for jane. changes would you like to see made to our constitution? guest: i'm not recommending any. i wo
the show. i have seen john on other programs. you do a pretty good job. host: i bet you haven't seen him with a green tie. i know there's a game in baltimore today. i think there's a football game in washington, d.c. caller: we are very excited about the game. host: let me explain the green tie. guest: notre dame is playing in alabama and that is the only game that matters to me. that is why i'm wearing and i'm going to the game. caller: ravens have a game, too. a lot of story lines in football this year. i was calling because, you know, we have been continued of having the same fights since i was young. we have all known about the three problems that we have -- not problems -- the biggest amounts of spending. defense, medicaid, medicare and social security, which doesn't add to our deficit. social security is taken out. i don't mind paying taxes. but the republicans and democrats, they really have to just sit down and deal with it. none of them want to deal with their particular constituency. republica republicans, you know, most of them are aligned to defense. we have to cut our defens
, your allies would not bet on you as much as they will. i think senator hagel was raising these questions. what did it take to make americans feel safe on september 10, 2001? we had terrorism hit the country and massive rise in spending in defense. you spent two 0.7 trillion dollars above that baseline, including inflation. that is justifiable in many ways. we're not having an honest discussion with the public. we are spending ways -- be spent a huge amount of money but america still hasn't been feeling as it. i think these are the kind of questions -- hagel made a comment that said it is not unpatriotic to ask questions of your government. this is when bush was in office. it is patriotic to ask these questions. i think he was trying to make that same kind of point about the barack bang investment in the united states. guest: i think his criticisms were quite fair at the time. in fact, many of us made them. the answer is not one -- "let us get out and cut defense." the bush administration did not provide the military resources -- the kinds of materials and resources. i pro
cuts. is medicare on the table for you? guest: you bet. i have said at every campaign event that we have to change the structure to make it sustainable in the long term. i support the ryan plan. we have to raise the retirement age. with social security, we have to do the chain cpi. there are a lot of things we have to do. host: for you, who should be doing the negotiating? saw it was vice president joe biden and mitch mcconnell. guest: i hope it is -- we have moved away from regular order. with the senate, not one appropriations bill went through. my preference is to go through regular order. at is the best route. host: what about filibuster reform? that could be a vote that happens maybe in february. you wouldn't need 60 votes to just consider a vote. allow the legislation to come to the floor. how would you vote on that? guest: i hope we do not change rules that have served well over 200 years. the majority doesn't have its will. if you have a one person majority in the house, you can pretty much control will goes on. that is not the case in the senate. we need a change in behavio
. if they are promoting women of color. guest: you bet we are. we have so much to do on this fund, both women and men in the senate. we have supported the first asian american woman in the senate. she will be a great addition to the senate. we have had more success in the senate's. a new congresswoman from ohio. we have supported a number of women in california and new mexico. our work is far from done. we are looking to expand our training program in all communities. this isn't just about having an equal number of women and men. it is also about bringing people of color to the table. host: on our republican line. caller: i have a comment. the problem we have -- people either ignore or do not want to recognize -- anytime we have a minority or a woman who is put into office and put into congress, if they are republican, they are always demonized. in the case of minorities, black americans. they are not accepted. i do not understand why we cannot see it is not ethical for this country to stand by and watch one party demonize and the other accused them of not having minorities or blacks in congress. i w
summarizing -- so doesnt that mean that he's betting that congress will raise the debt ceiling? i mean, otherwise, what are your options? go over the cliff -- >> the president believes it's congress's responsibility to raise the debt ceiling. he hopes that congress will exercise that responsibility without drama or delay. he understands that there are further issues that we need to work with congress on when it comes to getting our fiscal house in order, but they have to be separate from their responsibility to pay bills that congress has already racked up. i like to do this because i was around when it happened, but it is instructive to remember, when we're talking about who's responsible when it comes to getting our fiscal house in order and reducing our deficits -- and you can look at the graphs here about when deficits went up and when they went down, and they went up in the 80s and they went down after president clinton took office. they went up again from surpluses to massive deficits under president bush. we had an economic financial crisis the likes of which none of us in this
is allowable by one health care provider. could you address bet? -- that? >> relative negotiating, it is the negotiation of the federal government to the pharmaceutical companies. there's actually a restriction that the federal government cannot use the purchasing power to negotiate a bulk purchase to the pharmaceutical companies. it is really to the pharmaceutical aspects of that. your next question i will come back. what has happened, and president clinton referred to this in a speech at the democratic convention, is bringing the cost of pharmaceuticals down. it is similar to what i was talking about relative to capitalistic competition. we did a joint venturea few yers ago with wal-mart. we introduce a $15 a month drug plan. $15 a month. the industry thought we were crazy. we worked with wal-mart's purchasing power and distribution capability and our ability to bring solutions to our members. we brought a product out. what that has done is bring down the cost of part d. what this is doing is bringing competition to the marketplace. maybe you cannot take the plans at the time of
. he bet me that he would give the shortest speech. [laughter] for me to win that, i would have to sit down right now. warren was my friend. i met him back in 1975. i was campaigning for president ford's election. we became good friends from that time. six years later we would serve in the senate together. we learned we had a lot in common. both our grandfathers immigrated from small towns along the polish border. both of them passed through ellis island. neither warren or i ever knew the real names of our grandparents. they both lived in the lower manhattan eastside. neither one could make a living there. both of them migrated north. both of them ended up in maine. we have a lot of common. my family stayed there. warren's went to move to new hampshire. our motto was, "that is the way life should be." new hampshire was, "live free or die." [laughter] he lives truly free, and he was prepared to fight for that freedom. we shared a moderate republican philosophy. i always try to approach issues wearing a velvet glove. warren wore brass knuckles. in fact, we gave him the nickname "sledgeh
up with one or bet that cycles from earth, five months later swings by mars, comes back to earth, keeps doing the same thing. there are called aldrin orbits. it is not the best, by it begins to pioneer a way that has now evolved into every other opportunity we have -- the speeds of approach by earth and mars are very low. there are lots of advantages to having to rather than one -- two rather than one. purdue university and buzz aldrin have publicized these things. it establishes a transportation system on into the future. not just once -- and you have to build another series of spacecraft. all you do is join up with us and get off when you get there. since 1985 -- not yet. >> a recent graduate and discouraged job-seeker -- the question is, you have had so many successes. what is an important phase you are set back that has impacted you, and what is your future success? you had no failure? >> i had to mistakes that i made -- two mistakes that i made. the worst one was before i left nasa. i went down to look at the next program after apollo. they had progressed quite a ways on tha
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